The Interview – Review
The Interview might be the most famous movie in the world right now, thanks to the Sony hacking scandal. It’s a controversial comedy that was co-written and co-directed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. The movie stars Rogen and James Franco as a producer and talk show host tasked by the CIA with assassinating North Korean Leader, Kim Jong-Un.
Before seeing this movie there are a couple questions you need to ask yourself:
First, do you like “stoner” comedies?
Second, did you like the last Seth Rogen–James Franco-Evan Goldberg collaboration like, “This Is the End?”
Lastly; ARE YOU AN AMERICAN!?
If you answered yes to all of the above, then this movie is for YOU! If not, then you might want to reconsider.
The film focuses on Dave Skylark (Franco) the host of the popular trashy celebrity show “Skylark Tonight,” which is like a worst-case-scenario Inside Edition and his producer, Aaron Rapoport (Rogen, who also co-directs with Goldberg), who had ambitions out of journalism school to work for a serious news program such as “60 Minutes”, but has spent the last few years producing a program full of fluffy celebrity interviews.
The Interview is a movie full of crude humor some may be embarrassed to find humorous. There are a lot of over used jokes that were funny the first time, but can become tiresome after the 4th or so time you hear them. Make no mistake though, The Interview doesn’t depart at all from a goofy, party-hearty playbook defined by Rogen comedies such as This Is the End and Neighbors.
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